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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Philadelphia Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking

PHILADELPHIA - Jerel Jackson, 30, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for five counts of sex trafficking of minors and adults by force.   On March 18, 2015, Jackson pleaded guilty to the charges. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones ordered a $500 special assessment and five years of supervised release.  A separate restitution hearing will be held at a later date.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit, the Tinicum Township Police Department, and the Dover (Delaware) Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Morgan.

Updated June 2, 2016